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later today. >>> president obama vowing to fight on after a gun control bill went down in defeat. the senate voted down a compromise to expand background checks and ban military style assault weapons. the president says the gun lobby lied about the bill and that senators from both parties caved to political pressure. >> all in all, this was a pretty shame p shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. i want to make it clear t to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the american people don't give up on it. >> the president said he would push to make it easier for states to use current background check laws. >>> another huge story developing in texas this morning. a major break in the case of three high-profile killings in kaufman county. the wife of a disgraced former justice of the peace is pinning the crimes on her husband. authorities say kim williams knew details about the shootings of a prosecutor and d.a. and his wife but weren't made public and she confessed that her husband eric pulled the trigger. s
and, unfortunately, it's not always right. >> i want to play for you some sound from president obama. he was very angry in the rose garden yesterday. >> but instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> willfully lied about the bill. you know, washington's an odd town as both you and i know. people don't often use the "l" word for some reason. they don't often accuse people of lying. were you surprised that president obama said that? is it true? were gun groups lying about the bill? >> i'm not sure about that because, frankly, i didn't pay a great deal of attention. i'm very familiar with the issue, but i understand how the president felt very strongly. he was in newtown. he feels the suffering of the families and i can certainly understand, given his point of view, why the president got somewhat emotional. i'm joined by my friend senator schumer. a lot of people may not remember back in the 18th century senator schumer was the author of "the brady bill" one of the first bills that brought gun control in. >> applied to bows and
and black jacket. in washington, the senate votes down a bill on expanding background checks and a furious president obama calls it shameful. >> while this compromise didn't contain everything i wanted or everything these families wanted, it did represent progress. it represented moderation and common sense. that's why 90% of the american people supported it. but instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> we'll have more on that later in the show. and the arrest in the ricin case. we begin with jake tapper live from boston where the president will travel for an interfaith service tomorrow in memory of the victims. jake, a pretty chaotic day in many ways. lots of claim, counterclaim, leak, counter leak. where are we now, 9:00 p.m. eastern, there has been no arrest as we speak. but what has there been today in terms of development? >> reporter: well, we know that there has been some -- there have been some advances made in the investigation. specifically through videotape obtained from the lord & taylor store in copley square, not fa
the bill. >> that was former congresswoman gabby giffords standing next to president obama. she responded in an op ed writing, some of the senators who voted no have also looked into my eyes as i talked about my experience being shot in the head at point blank range and expressed sympathy for the others shot beside me, six of whom died. polls show overwhelmingly favor expanding background checks. shame on them, she wrote. dana bash joins me again. also, gloria borgia. the president lost not only republicans but democrats on this piece of legislation. what happened? >> that's right. four democrats, that's the number that he lost. if you look at it, isn't very much, but it is absolutely crucial and made the difference between winning this and losing. if you look at those democrats, anderson, all but one are up for re-election next year in very red states. in very pro gun states. that was something that was lard for the president to take, but his -- there's no question that he and the people around him understood the politics of it. i think what surprised them the most was that there was a c
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